The Charles City School Board will again take up possible staff reductions when they meet in regular session Monday (01.23) night, but in a special location.
About 150 people jammed into the High School Library for the December 12th Board meeting at which possible staff adjustments were first introduced in light of an enrollment decline that will mean about $600,000 less in state funding next school year. There was a large public outcry with a proposal to cut two music teacher positions, which Superintendent Dr. Anne Lundquist says dropping two positions is no longer an option, but one may still be possible.
During a Board work session last week, Lundquist says another option was introduced that could mean fewer staff reductions, but it comes with a risk to the district’s debt structure.
Lundquist adds that the district has some cash on hand in reserve, but they would also need to look at replenishing that reserve.
Lundquist says she’s confident the School Board will come to a decision how to move forward when they meet Monday (01.23) night at 6:15 pm in the Youth Enrichment Center on the Floyd County Fairgrounds.